Educational Psychologist

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Closed for applications on 10/12/2023 23:59
Soulbury A 3-8 £42,811 - £52,440 plus SPA points
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An agreed base in either our central office or one of our Family Hubs. However, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham. Hybrid working options available.
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10 Dec
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We are looking for creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologists with good interpersonal and communication skills to join our growing Educational Psychology Service in Durham.

This is a fantastic role where you will make a real difference to supporting the inclusion of children and young people, and where you will be part a large and supportive team.


Our Educational Psychology team provides a wide range of interventions and projects within schools and Early Years Settings. It sits within the broader context of a vibrant Specialist SEND and Inclusion Service with a range of psychology led multidisciplinary teams offering excellent professional development and career opportunities. In this role you would be expected to provide a good balance statutory work and early intervention and preventative services.

We are passionate about our people and offer a great working environment. When you join our service you can expect:
- An excellent induction package.
- High quality supervision as well as peer support.
- Our commitment to supporting your wellbeing and personal development.
- To agree a working pattern which suits you, whether that is full time working, part-time working or compressed hours.
- Our support to have a great work/life balance, with flexible working options including an attractive time off in lieu policy.
- Our support to follow your own professional interests through a strong programme of continuing professional development, dedicated project time and opportunities to undertake research.
- An opportunity to choose your office base, working from our central office or one of our family hubs with free car parking, and hot desks available across the County.
- A hybrid model of work which combines office-based working and working from home.
- A co located dedicated business administration team to support your work

We encourage you to contact Peter Mulholland, Principal Educational Psychologist for an informal discussion about the role before you apply. You can contact Peter by e-mail at peter.mulholland@durham.gov.uk or by telephone on 03000 263324.
You can also read more about us here: Working as an Educational Psychologist in County Durham - Durham County Council  https://www.durham.gov.uk/educationalpsychologist


We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days (from 1 April) and a local government pension scheme. To find out more follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits
If you are looking to relocate from within the UK or from overseas to join us, relocation expenses of up to £8,000 may be available to you (plus sponsorship costs for overseas applicants).


To apply you will need to have a first degree in Psychology and a recognised post graduate doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology or to be working towards this qualification and be able to meet the requirements for registration with the Health Care Professions Council.

Please refer to the attached person specification for the full criteria.

If successful, you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.


In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal.

Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.


Interviews are scheduled to be held during December, however we can be flexible around dates.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.

If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264743 / 264613 / 265289 / 267241

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.


We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
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This job is closed for applications.